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. even those egyptians that see america's support as crucial right now will also remember that america helped fund mubarak and his repressions for almost 30 years. wyatt andrews, cbs news, washington. >> mitchell: and just ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news", a top state department official loses his job in a wikileaks plot. plot. >> mitchell: before leaving for europe and the middle east, secretary of state clinton today accepted the resignation of her chief spokesman. he was forced out over comments about the man accused of leaking top secret documents to wikileaks. witt johnson has more. >> reporter: state department spokesman p.j. crowley's decision to step down came just three days after calling the treatment of the suspected wikileaks leaker ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid. private bradley manning is being held in solitary confinement at a marine corps brig in virginia. each night he is stripped naked, then wears a suicide-proof smock to bed. the 23-year-old military analyst faces a slew of charges relating to the largest document leak in american history. crowley's re
of the mission. the president says america's role will be limited. >> we're not putting any ground forces into libya. >> reporter: and that other union heaveal in the middle east like the recent bloody crack down in syria will be looked at case by case. >> each of these, we are looking at and an liz will-- analyzing carefully. but we can't draw some general, sweeping conclusions about the entire region. >> reporter: and president obama makes his pitch monday evening in a televised national address. he'll have to sell u.s. military action in libya to an american audience already weary from two long warrings in iraq and afghanistan. jim? >> at the white house for us, thank you. elsewhere in the region the government of syria has sent the army into the main port city of latakia the latest city to be swept by protest against the rule of president bashar assad. the government says at least 12 people have been killed, reportedly by ungown-- unknown gunmen firing from roof 207s. for more on the policy challenges facing the president we are joined by john dickerson. good evening. >> good evening,
, the white house says it's considering tapping into america's strategic oil reserve. i'm russ mitchell. also tonight, battle for libya. rebel forces trying to push forward the capitol are encountering in-- intense attacks from qaddafi soldiers and have abandoned some territory. second sight, the state of the art device that's restoring vision to people blinded by retinal disease. and house recycling, the tear-down alternative that offers low income families a chance to own a home. -- home. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. if you have purchased gasoline in the past few days you know the story. the price has gone up. keeps going up, and shows no signs of stopping. since the turmoil in libya broke out in mid-february the price of crude oil has jumped nearly 20% to more than 104 a barrel. pushing up prices at the pump as well. today the white house said it may step in to help. sheryl attkisson in washington has the latest. >> it's the strongest suggestion yet that unrest in the middle east might leave the obama administ
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